Sao Bento Railway Station, Porto

4.6
#1 of 207 in Transportation in Portugal
Considered one of the most picturesque train stations in Europe, Sao Bento Railway Station showcases a tile exhibit of the history of Portugal. Circle the station for views of its spectacular exterior, then find your way to its vestibule to see the famous tile panels. Azulejo painter Jorge Colaco created these panels to represent important historical events in Portugal, as well as landscapes and ethnographic scenes. Architect José Marques da Silva built the railway station in a French Beaux-Arts style under King Carlos I in the early 20th century. The site was inaugurated in 1916, though it is named for a 16th century Benedictine monastery built on the same site. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Porto fast, fun, and easy.
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  • To be fair, Sao Bento is not just a train station. It's a stunner of a building, especially the grand entrance foyer which is beautifully decorated in the blue and white tiles that are so typical of.....  more »
  • even if you are not travelling anywhere by train - pop in - the architecture and tiles are fabulous there is a map to show you where you are and what's around too - so if you are lost - you can find.....  more »
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